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  1. I was not sure either but thought I had read it somewhere, probably as you say one of Gibbo's posts.
  2. Is it? Depends on battery bank size, usage and the ability to charge. The only way to know is to monitor correctly, same hymn sheet.
  3. Just for the record, I do not think you stupid. As for the bit in red, isn't that somewhere in the manual.
  4. The easiest way is to use a relative or friend, that you trust, address. If they claim any benefits, such as single occupancy for Council Tax purposes it will have an effect so try to pick one without. Do not put c/o (care of) on any paperwork you have to fill in. Most places just ask for an address, just give the address you are using but not any further information.
  5. Thought you did, my post was just in case someone else did not. Maybe someone with a similar problem and doing a search.
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  7. Technical answer from WotEver, me being a simple soul would say think of a bucket and water. When the bucket is new it can be filled to the top but as it ages, gunge etc. collects in the bottom, the bucket can be filled to the top still but does not have the same capacity. The bucket is full but... The Smartgauge will still tell you the bucket battery is full but it does not know how much gunge is in the bottom. The Smartgauge will still tell you a true usage of the the available capacity. When you notice that the batteries do not last as long and you are charging them more
  8. Simple answer yes. Something to do with diodes and things, hopefully the experts will be along soon.
  9. For good advice, lots of info and aerials etc. http://www.aerialsandtv.com/ no connection other than a satisfied customer/ Also if you have an android phone look for "UK aerial alignment" on Play Store. It will give location/direction of transmitters, strength and whether horizontal or vertical orientation
  10. An amplifier will only 'boost' what is available, if nothing available it will boost nothing, if crap is available it will boost crap. If getting break up, check what is between the aerial and the transmitter, trees, especially wet ones, will block the signal. Hight of aerial can also have an effect but sometimes not in the way expected, have had it where by lowering the aerial it has picked up a cleaner signal. Also check all connections are clean and good. ps. I also have a log periodic aerial but sometimes it is just impossible to get a signal, depends on location.
  11. The one and only way to be sure of counting the amperes in and the amperes out is an ampere hour meter and this important point the measurement must be at the batteries. ie, a shunt as the last connection to the batteries. (Usually the negative) My previous MPPT controller counted the amperes but only those going to the batteries not those leaving. If for instance I had a 5amp load and the solar was putting out 10 amps then the batteries were only getting 5 amps, the other 5 were supplying the load Even then, as mentioned you need to put back more than you take out. It is
  12. It's not about standard of questions, it is about standards of answers. Many have answered your questions and some have been a bit blunt as will be mine. You have ignored good advice, the boat yard. Sorry to say you have gone ass about face to this. I really do want all the warnings about what you may find, a metal boat with concrete ballast that could/maybe actually a concrete bottomed boat because all the metal has rusted away. Good luck and prove us wrong. ps. keep asking questions, we can and do help, many new and old boaters
  13. Boats have got thicker as time has moved forward, if the thickness now, is the same or as near as dam it to the original then no problem with the boat. One proviso the insurance company may be a bit 'jumpy' and demand surveys on the thinner ones and probably much explaining about it being original will be required.
  14. There were 'Lost' notices on the Gloucester, Sharpness a few yeras ago, I wonder if it is the same tortoise.
  15. I would explain the reasoning behind keeping one bank and not two. Take a bucket of water and you need to use half that bucket Now take two buckets of water and use the same amount of water, that means each bucket is three quarters full, instead of one being half full. Batteries like to be full and if you empty them less and refill them fully they will last longer (life) The above, that know, could described it better and more technically but I understand it this way.
  16. Due a blacking and with that hull shape, there is usually a premium in cost and not all yards/marinas can do it.
  17. All you need to know and more: http://www.aerialsandtv.com/ No connection, other satisfied customer.
  18. Using canalplanac: plan a journey, left hand column selection. Using default settings. This is a trip of 105 miles, ¼ furlongs and 121 locks from Napton Junction to Napton Junction. This will take 60 hours and 21 minutes which is 8 days, 4 hours and 21 minutes at 7 hours per day. It is 7 hours a day for eight and a half days. A weeks hire, you would be working hard and have to keep going virtually non-stop. In theory it could be done but probably travelling for at least ten hours per day, with no hold ups, delays, breakdowns etc. (all settings travelling times first da
  19. Hillmorton wharf, behind the Hungry Horse (pub) on the road to Crick. May have space.
  20. One of my links was not welded, only found out the other day when the front button was not hanging properly.
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